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“The Jazz Loft Project” Exhibition Opens at the Center for Creative Photography

"The Jazz Loft Project" Exhibition Opens at the Center for Creative Photography

The Jazz Loft Project: W. Eugene Smith in New York City, 1957-1965, an award-winning multimedia exhibition of photographs, videos, and recordings of some of the jazz world’s greatest musicians and underground jam session artists, will be presented at the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona in Tucson from Friday, December 14, 2012, through Sunday, […]


Documentary Biography with Lehman Brady Professor Sam Stephenson

Since 2000, the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) has coordinated the Lehman Brady Visiting Joint Chair Professorship in Documentary Studies and American Studies, which brings distinguished practitioners and scholars of the documentary arts to Duke University and UNC–Chapel Hill for an academic year to teach undergraduate courses on both campuses and engage in lectures, screenings, and […]


Watch: “Jazz Loft Project” Video with Harold Feinstein, Pioneer Loft Resident

Watch: "Jazz Loft Project" Video with Harold Feinstein, Pioneer Loft Resident

From 1957 to 1965 legendary photographer W. Eugene Smith made approximately 4,000 hours of recordings on 1,741 reel-to-reel tapes and nearly 40,000 photographs in a loft building in Manhattan’s wholesale flower district where major jazz musicians of the day gathered and played their music. Almost fifty years later, Jazz Loft Project director Sam Stephenson and […]


The Jazz Loft Project Exhibition Makes Its West Coast Debut at the Museum of Photographic Arts

The Jazz Loft Project: W. Eugene Smith in New York City, 1957-1965, an award-winning exhibition of photographs and recordings of some of the jazz world’s greatest musicians and underground jam session artists, will make its fourth stop at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego; the show opens May 19 and runs through October 7, 2012. The […]


Podcast Available: “W. Eugene Smith’s Caregiving Photo-Essays,” By Sam Stephenson

Podcast Available: "W. Eugene Smith's Caregiving Photo-Essays," By Sam Stephenson

In this talk, “W. Eugene Smith’s Caregiving Photo Essays,” writer Sam Stephenson examines Smith’s career-long concern with caregiving, including his famous photographic essays such as “Nurse Midwife,” “Country Doctor,” “Albert Schweitzer: A Man of Mercy,” and “Minimata.” Sam Stephenson (born in 1966 in Chapel Hill) is a writer who grew up in Washington, North Carolina. […]


“Chaos Manor” Theater Installation Based on “The Jazz Loft Project” in NYC September 16-17

"Chaos Manor" Theater Installation Based on "The Jazz Loft Project" in NYC September 16-17

Announcing Chaos Manor, a theater installation at The Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn, September 16-17, 2011, and an official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event. Co-Conceived by Christopher McElroen and Sam Stephenson, based on Stephenson’s 2009 book, The Jazz Loft Project, Chaos Manor is a live multi-disciplinary performance installation that seeks to capture the visual […]


The Jazz Loft Project Receives an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award

The Jazz Loft Project Receives an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award

The Jazz Loft Project, a multifaceted photography, audio, and oral history initiative of the Center for Documentary Studies, has been named recipient of an esteemed ASCAP Deems Taylor Award. ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) recently announced the winners of the 42nd Annual ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards for outstanding print, broadcast, and […]


Jazz Loft Project (New Videos)

Jazz Loft Project (New Videos)

The Jazz Loft Project presents “Hall Overton: Out of the Shadows” from Center for Documentary Studies on Vimeo. On April 14, 2010, the Jazz Loft Project and the New York Public Library presented a program devoted to the monumental, behind-the-scenes influence of pianist, arranger, composer, teacher, and Jazz Loft veteran Hall Overton. Featuring Steve Reich, […]


Behind-The-Scenes Photos of The Jazz Loft Project Exhibition in NYC

Behind-The-Scenes Photos of The Jazz Loft Project Exhibition in NYC

Jazz Loft Project Exhibition at The New York Public Library for The Performing Arts at Lincoln Center On view through May 22, 2010 View more behind-the-scenes cell phone photographs of the exhibition More about the Jazz Loft Project at the Center for Documentary Studies


Jazz Loft Project Exhibition At New York Public Library For The Performing Arts At Lincoln Center

Jazz Loft Project Exhibition New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center On view through May 22, 2010 The exhibition, organized by the Center for Documentary Studies as part of a multiyear project, features never-before-displayed vintage black-and-white prints and rarely heard audio recordings by photographer W. Eugene Smith, who spent eight years […]


Thelonious Monk At Town Hall, 1959: 50th Anniversary Concerts At Town Hall, New York City

Thelonious Monk At Town Hall, 1959: 50th Anniversary Concerts At Town Hall, New York City

Town Hall box office, February 27, 2009. 123 W 43rd Street, New York City. Photograph by Frank Hunter. Presented by Duke Performances and The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University February 26–27, 2009 This fiftieth anniversary celebration of Thelonious Monk’s historic Town Hall concert grew out of a six-week, 18-event series in 2007, “Following […]